Clown in A Cornfield

Clown in A Cornfield

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"Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it to graduation. She might not make it to morning. When Quinn and her father move to a tiny town with a weird clown for a mascot, they're looking for a fresh start. But ever since the town's only factory shut down, Kettle Springs has been cracked in half. Most of the town believes that the kids are to blame. After all, the juniors and seniors at Kettle Springs High are the ones who threw the party where Arthur Hill's daughter died. They're the ones who set the abandoned factory on fire and who spend all their time posting pranks on YouTube. They have no respect and no idea what it means to work hard. For the kids, it's the other way around. And now Kettle Springs is caught in a constant battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It's a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until one homicidal clown with a porkpie hat and a red nose decides to end it for good. Because if your opponents all die, you win the debate by default."-- book jacket
"Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don't know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can. Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It's a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now. "--Amazon.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062854599
0062854593
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm

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CCPL_Teens Oct 27, 2020

If you are in the mood for some horror, have ever had a squirmy feeling about clowns, and suspect that anything lurking in the cornfield after dark might be up to no good, this slasher with both high school and adult appeal is even better as an audiobook masterfully narrated by Jesse Vilinsky. Ma... Read More »


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OPL_KrisC Jan 22, 2021

A dark horror tale for teens featuring a creepy town mascot that seems to come alive for revenge during a late night party. For fans of Stephanie Perkin's "There's Someone Inside the House".

Chapel_Hill_KristenS Nov 09, 2020

When Quinn Maybrook moves to a small town with her father after losing her mother to drug addiction, she's hoping to have a low key senior year. However, chaos ensues after she befriends a group of teenagers with targets on their backs after one too many of their pranks have gone wrong. This felt like a slasher (clowns!, murder, gore) with heart.

CCPL_Teens Oct 27, 2020

If you are in the mood for some horror, have ever had a squirmy feeling about clowns, and suspect that anything lurking in the cornfield after dark might be up to no good, this slasher with both high school and adult appeal is even better as an audiobook masterfully narrated by Jesse Vilinsky. Make some popcorn, settle back, but be prepared for jump scares as this movie in your mind unfolds.

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OPL_KrisC Jan 22, 2021

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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